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17 Feb 2019 21:01:56
Would you play our best available 11 against Valencia or would you rest some players
Bain, Toljan, Ajer, Hayes, Forrest, Macgregor, Christie, Sinclair, and Burke
Play Gordon, Lusnig, Boyata, Simonvic, Issaguire, Johnstone, Brown, Bitton, Weah Ntcham and Edourd. subs made up of bit part players Rogic Griffiths, Hendrey, Commper, Ralston Ganboa, Devries, Allan, Benyu
It would give some players a game and
youngsters experince
The first group stay at home gat some training in.

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17 Feb 2019 21:07:10
If people legit believe we don't stand a chance in Europe then technically we should always just use our youths in Europe and see who will sink or swim for SPL.

Also if Europe is an impossibility then clubs should just refuse to take part altogether.

Financially it may hurt but again you don't need extra cash for domestic.

17 Feb 2019 21:14:58
It would be embarrassing for a club of our stature to effectively through in the towel after a 2-0 home defeat in the first leg. Are we likely to go through? No. But we have to play like we believe we can turn it around.

17 Feb 2019 21:28:56
The players will want to make amends for a pretty disappointing display all round and although the damage has been done giving them a two goal start; there is still pride at stake and more valuable experience for younger players.
The priority of domestic dominance remains but a by-product of that is European football and we just can't chuck in the towel or the games a bogey.

17 Feb 2019 21:35:16
Play the strongest team, play the most attacking formation, I think that means leaving Brown on the bench.

17 Feb 2019 23:09:51
on the day who knows?
We will need a wee bit luck but 2 goals is not impossible.
I never believe we can't win but I am realistic enough to accept it is a mountain.

17 Feb 2019 23:51:52
BR has steadfastly refused to resort to a long ball game no matter the situation. Playing a second string would be no difference to playing a long ball game as it would represent a deviation from the plan so I think he’ll put out the strongest 11 and try to build from the back. I know a lot of you think it’s futile because it’s not working but I believe in BR and it might take a few years of this before we get there but I think he will eventually.

18 Feb 2019 10:11:03
Aindoh it's the all out attack that's killed us. Valencia said so themselves.

They said they knew our team would press up high and they just waited to pounce.

LW CAM ST RW that's 4 players attacking. essentially we play a 424 in a sense and for Europe that's wild considering we don't have a superior squad to most of the teams.

18 Feb 2019 12:10:24
I didn't see much of the game and listened to a bit on the radio, but the bits I seen and heard, we weren't doing too much pressing high up, most of it seemed to be passing the ball along the back then giving the ball away, that's because the midfield mix was wrong, that's why I would drop Brown, I wouldn't listen to what Valencia are saying, they didn't have to wait to pick us off, they just needed to wait till a Celtic player passed to them.

18 Feb 2019 13:44:48
Aye because they closed down our passing lanes. Most of the first half we tried to press them. Whether we managed to or not is irrelevant cos that's what we were attempting.

Then we ran out of ideas and they took their opportunities.

We aren't good enough to play like that in Europe unless we invest in the squad.

Valencia are a good side so tactically you need to be spot on.

18 Feb 2019 14:55:38
It's easy for Valencia to speak with hindsight as to how they knew we were going to play to suit them . A it of playmanship . We had plenty of situations where if we found the right ball we could have opened them up and scored .
They scored two goals, as they said later by catching us up field and getting us on break . However despite been better team they never looked like scoring many more
Undoubtedly they have done enough, but if we could manage to score, the cocky spaniards might sweat a bit.

18 Feb 2019 17:42:34
Nah they are far superior. Their game plan was perfect for us.

Same as monchengladbach and Anderlecht

Reminds me of when Lennon's side played against Juventus and we had the ball often enough and people said we just defended poorly or were unlucky.

Juventus and Italian sides do that in general or used to and if sides with that level of quality defend tight in Europe then why don't we?

18 Feb 2019 22:33:21
The better team doesn't always win . I never said that Valencia were not the better team . What I was trying to say that it was easy for their manager to say that the game went the way he knew it would .
He was speaking with hindsight .
The only way we could expect to beat Valencia was have 8-9 men deep in defence and hope to score on break with very few going forward
Or throw the kitchen sink at them, score one or two and break their confidence .
Thankfully B R won't try first way.



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